Waiatarua, Auckland

23 days ago

Art, in one form or another.

David from Glen Eden

Only recently have I been encouraged to display my Father's handiwork. As an accomplished artist he used his talents to paint family or personal events on envelopes that were posted with news to the family whilst he was away. He was away a lot. There are over 50 of them and all went through … View moreOnly recently have I been encouraged to display my Father's handiwork. As an accomplished artist he used his talents to paint family or personal events on envelopes that were posted with news to the family whilst he was away. He was away a lot. There are over 50 of them and all went through the post with never one lost. The earliest dates visible on the post mark are 1938 shortly after I was born, some may have been earlier! The watercolour envelope paintings are in cartoon form and reflect his own or family activity over the years. He was a musician and played piano, violin, and tenor saxophone. He spoke French and Italian, and his profession was architect. So far many people have enjoyed seeing them. A couple only of examples are here but see
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21 days ago

Next Glen Eden Probus club meeting

Barrie Lee from The Combined Probus Club of Glen Eden

We welcome all visitors to our next meeting Friday 26 June 2020, Ph Brian (09) 838 5857

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24 days ago

Should Council contract cleaners wait longer for Living Wage?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Hundreds of low-paid cleaners and security staff who work at council-facilities, but through contractors, had hoped they would be paid the Living Wage this year. Should Council budget cuts delay that? Read the story below:

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23 days ago

Do you need Specialized Carpet Repairs in your home/office?

Daniel Carter from Carpetworx

Specialized Carpet Repairs! If you have had a wall removed or been abit clumsy and damaged the carpet in your home/office this is a service you may need. Here is a step by step photo showing you all how it is done. Give us a call today and we can help you out. 022 028 1229.

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22 days ago

Do you know anything relating to the poisoning of birds in the Waitākere Ranges?

Kendall Hutt Reporter from Western Leader

Hi neighbours. Do you know anything about the poisoning of birds found in the Waitākere Ranges Regional Park over the weekend? Locals found the birds in an unwell and distressed condition. However, the local possum control contractor was wrongly blamed for it and there were threats made. Anyone … View moreHi neighbours. Do you know anything about the poisoning of birds found in the Waitākere Ranges Regional Park over the weekend? Locals found the birds in an unwell and distressed condition. However, the local possum control contractor was wrongly blamed for it and there were threats made. Anyone with details or information relating to the poisoning of these birds can call Auckland Council on 09 301 0101.

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22 days ago

Blocked Drain?

Kelly from Drain Ranger

Trees are thirsty, with the lack of water we're seeing them dig their roots deeper, getting into drainage pipes. Don't let them ruin your drains, causing costly repairs. Maintain your drains by Hydrojetting them now and get them rain ready. Call us to book your Hydrojett & CCTV.

22 days ago

Nominations for the 2020 Women of Influence Awards are now open!!!

The Team from Women of Influence

Know an inspirational woman who’s helping make New Zealand a better place? Nominate her now for the 2020 Women of Influence Awards.

The Women of Influence Awards shine a light on the amazing work Kiwi women are doing from grassroots level to the global stage. Helping propel our future leaders … View more
Know an inspirational woman who’s helping make New Zealand a better place? Nominate her now for the 2020 Women of Influence Awards.

The Women of Influence Awards shine a light on the amazing work Kiwi women are doing from grassroots level to the global stage. Helping propel our future leaders and rising stars to bigger and better things.

Head to www.womenofinfluence.co.nz... more information

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23 days ago

Curtains a mess? We’ll take care of it

The Team from Textile Cleaning Services Ltd

Hi neighbours, do your curtains need a refresh post lockdown? Deliver your curtains to 5A Kaimahi Road, Glenfield, and we’ll give them a professional clean for you. Deliver and collect from us once cleaned and receive 20% off the cleaning cost.

Mildew and mould spores have long been recognised… View more
Hi neighbours, do your curtains need a refresh post lockdown? Deliver your curtains to 5A Kaimahi Road, Glenfield, and we’ll give them a professional clean for you. Deliver and collect from us once cleaned and receive 20% off the cleaning cost.

Mildew and mould spores have long been recognised as a serious health hazard. Protect your family’s health and have your curtains cleaned by Textile Curtain Services.

We are specialists in mildew and stain removal from curtains and blinds (Roman & Austrian blinds included).

Open Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm, Saturday 9am – 12pm, for your convenience.
Temporary curtains available at no charge!
Call us on 09 473 5350.
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23 days ago

Just what you need, right nearby

Four Square

Hot chicken and fresh salad 4 the easy dinner? Apples and a loaf of bread 4 the lunchbox panic? Bacon and eggs 4 breakfast in bed?

Whether it’s easy munches, school lunches or Sunday brunches, your Four Square has everything you need to keep life nice, easy and local.

Four Square. Just … View more
Hot chicken and fresh salad 4 the easy dinner? Apples and a loaf of bread 4 the lunchbox panic? Bacon and eggs 4 breakfast in bed?

Whether it’s easy munches, school lunches or Sunday brunches, your Four Square has everything you need to keep life nice, easy and local.

Four Square. Just what you need, right nearby.
Find out more

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24 days ago

Covid-19, politics!!

David from Glen Eden

Covid-19 has no racial preference. It has all of us, worldwide, by the throat. Our economic struggles are also shared. Tourism support and airlines are going to suffer most until a vaccine is effective.
All ready efforts to help the economy are being made by selective admission of America Cup … View more
Covid-19 has no racial preference. It has all of us, worldwide, by the throat. Our economic struggles are also shared. Tourism support and airlines are going to suffer most until a vaccine is effective.
All ready efforts to help the economy are being made by selective admission of America Cup people, and others.
There is no doubt such admission will help but risk of bringing in infection must be managed. The present claim of elimination should not elicit complacency.
Testing and tracing needs everyone's cooperation and is our best defence. Any backtrack into levels 2 to 4 doesn't bear thinking about.
Many countries are still seeing covid-19 climbing out of control. NZ is especially fortunate with geography, excellent management and compliance coming together to reach level one. Now the government is doing all it can to assist economic recovery. Perhaps there is undue hype about the public debt. It may be recalled that when National took the reigns for nine years our public debt climbed from about 25 billion to over 90 billion dollars. Borrowing, printing money, is nothing new! NZ is borrowing out of need in these unprecedented times but still far less than many countries. Labour inherited run down public services and have left it late to try and restore them. I will be very interested to hear more detail about the attractive promises made by Mr Muller. His claims of past National performance including "advice" from John Key is a worry. Advice from he who underfunded public services, even adding 60 billion to public debt, wasting 28 million trying to change a flag, and saying "there is no housing shortage" does not convince me of miracles to come. "Rockstar" economy claim was a cruel joke.
What can Mr Muller do that is different or better than what is all ready being done? Please tell me and I might well vote National again. I am a "swinging voter".
I don't put great weight on needing a "businessman" to lead us when I look at overseas examples. We need an honest respected leader who can delegate as leaders do.
If I had any major criticism of this government it would be of immigration management. I have little faith in that department's integrity and transparency is lacking. Apart from that the management of covid-19 to date has been irrefutably superb. Running a country is complex, it will always remain that not everyone can be satisfied all the time.

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